Setting the Example

This past Saturday, I presented a 3 hour workshop on outdoor play at a small state-wide child care conference. It’s been a while since I last facilitated a workshop with participants that were not my own staff, mostly because I don’t look forward to the blank stares and sometimes verbal push back I get when […]

Learning to Play

Let’s talk professional development. We are so very fortunate to have a parent base that understands and supports our need for professional development. We close our center for a day twice a year to provide our staff with training and some time in their classrooms without the children in attendance to get a few things […]

16 from ’16

A couple of weeks ago a professional FB group I belong to posted a challenge to choose 16 photographs that best describe our program. 16?!? How do I choose 16 out of over 1000?!? “Can I combine photos to make a single photo?” Nope! Any post over 16 photos would be deleted… Well! Challenge accepted! […]

The Piñata

It has become tradition here to have a Christmas Pajama Fiesta in mid-December to usher in the winter holidays. We all wear our cozy pajamas, our families bring the fixings for nachos and our Chameleon & Grasshopper classes make the piñata. We fill said piñata with various things like stickers, pompoms, last year it was […]